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Should dopers be accepted back into sport?

Maria Sharapova is back in tennis after a 15 month suspension but her return has met fierce criticism

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Running around the clock for CRY

The University of Manchester Athletics and Cross Country Club undertook a mammoth fundraising effort this month to raise money and awareness for sudden cardiac death in young people


Athletics and Cross Country athletes look set to excel in 2017

The Mancunion takes a look at the prospects for the Athletics and Cross Country clubs in 2017

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Brexit Britain: lessons from the 2016 Olympics

From the Olympics to the Tour De France, 2016 was a year full of British sporting success stories. But what can they teach us about national identity, immigration and Brexit?

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British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from Athletics

Two time British World Champion and Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics aged 30

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Sports’ governing bodies are misbehaving

With a different sport’s governing body being in the spotlight each day for a scandal, it’s time to ask for transparency.

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Sport in the City: The Fifth Manchester ‘Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash’

There’s more to sport in Manchester than City and United: With this week’s spotlight on the Fifth Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile Dash

Banned Russian Athlete Yuliya Zaripova Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Russian doping must be a wakeup call for professional sport

Alex Whitcomb looks into the potential consequences of the largest doping scandal in history

Manchester's Jerome McIntosh in action

Manchester athletes leading the way

Students excel at North of England athletics championships in Sheffield

The Athletics and Cross Country Club is sure to prove popular this year in the wake of the Olympics  Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Club Profile: Athletics and Cross Country

The Mancunion speaks to former athletics captain Tom Mosley